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Brian Schaeffer

Brian Schaeffer

WTS Proprietary Trading Group, LLC Chief Executive Officer

Brian Schaeffer serves as Chief Executive Officer for WTS Proprietary Trading Group, WTFG’s Manhattan-based domestic broker/dealer. Schaeffer also serves as WTFG’s Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Partner.

Schaeffer has spent over a decade of his career as a top specialist on the New York Stock Exchange. Attending the University of Rhode Island on an academic scholarship, he was a political science major heading to law school. But after a summer internship on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, he realized that trading was his calling.

Starting as a floor clerk, Schaeffer reached head specialist, managing trading activities in the top equities in the U.S. market: Disney, Hewlett Packard, and Pfizer to name a few. After ten successful years, he was named Chief Executive Officer of Van Der Moolen Capital Markets, one of the largest listed global trading and technology companies.

Schaeffer also served under John Thain as a public relations representative at the NYSE. During his tenure, he supervised the visits of many of the most prestigious guests to visit the NYSE: President George W. Bush, various Disney executives, ambassadors and dignitaries from around the world.

As on an exclusive analyst for CNBC, Schaeffer has appeared on the following flagship shows: Fast Money, Halftime show, Closing Bell, High Net Worth, and Morning Call. He has also shared his knowledge and insights on financial media networks, such as Bloomberg and FOX business news.

Schaeffer is also on the board of the ‘nPlay foundation, organized to fight childhood obesity. Led by a coalition of 37 professional athletes from 15 sports, the foundation is committed to working nationally and locally through schools to help children become more active and adopt healthier lifestyles.